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From Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4211 @desplainesfire:

Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4211We regret to pass along that one of our active-duty members, Tom Bauer, passed away unexpectedly on October 22nd, 2021. No specific details are set for services or arrangements, but we will make sure to pass this information along to all of you once these are set. We ask that you keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Des Plaines Firefighter Tom Bauer

Tim Olk photo


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Memorial visitation for Des Plaines Firefighter/paramedic Paul Miller who sustained fatal injuries in an April 21 motorcycle accident, will be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St., Des Plaines.

Miller, 33, was a member of the Des Plaines Fire Dept. for the past six years and he also served part-time as a firefighter for the McHenry Township Fire Protection District.


Known as Pauly to his family, Miller became a firefighter/paramedic at 18 and held positions with the Prospect Heights Fire District, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods Fire District, and the Highwood Fire Dept. before joining Des Plaines. Outside of work, he loved to travel, go snowmobiling, boating and motorcycling.

Miller is survived by his parents, Paul Sr. and Sally (nee Lange) Miller, his siblings Michelle Seaquist and Donny Miller, his nephew D.J. Miller, his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A funeral service for Miller will be held at noon Saturday, May 4 at Oehler Funeral Home before his interment at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights. His family kindly asks any written stories, memories, thoughts, and photos be brought to the service to be collected and arranged into an album.

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From the MABAS Illinois Facebook page:

It is in great sadness we share the following:

Firefighter/Paramedic Paul Miller’s condition is unchanged – he remains on life-support – and it has been determined that recovery is medically impossible. Pursuant to Paul’s previously-expressed wishes, Paul’s family has courageously decided to terminate life-support.

In keeping with Paul’s giving attitude and generosity – also pursuant to his expressed wishes – several of his organs will be donated so that other may live and flourish through – and with – Paul’s spirit. The donation process may take another 36-to-72 hours.

Today, Tuesday April 23rd at 4:00 PM, there will be a Flag Ceremony held at the main hospital flagpole of Advocate Condell Medical Center, 801 S. Milwaukee Ave in Libertyville, where a “Gift of Hope” flag will be raised in recognition of Paul’s gifts of life to others. The brief ceremony will be led by Des Plaines Fire Department Chaplain David Haley. All available personnel are welcome.

The organ donation process is very fluid, as match-testing, recipient notification and preparation, and other processes take time – and anticipated time frames have not yet been determined. Such processes are expected to take longer than 24-hours from now (1:00 pm on Tuesday).

We will provide additional information in future updates.

Alan Wax, Fire Chief, Des Plaines Fire Department 

Tony Huemann, Fire Chief, McHenry Township Fire Protection District

From Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4211

Today we ask you to continue to keep Paul and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.

FF/PM Paul Miller
FF/PM Paul Miller

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